Huntly crowned as New Zealand's newest 'sh*t town'

New Zealand's newest shit town was announced in a "world exclusive" on The Project.

The public vote was conducted through the Shit Towns of New Zealand Facebook page, and the two finalists were Porirua and Huntly.

On Thursday's episode of The Project, co-host Ben Hurley had the honour of announcing the new worst-town winner.

"The very worst town of New Zealand for 2019, as voted by the public of New Zealand is...the north has it, it's Huntly!" he said.

Some locals disagreed with the title, and one said: "I find that quite degrading actually, because I could tell you some real good positive things about Huntly."

Another called it "an ugly little town" at the moment, but underneath "it's beautiful and just needs a clean".

One resident called the Harry Potter shrine one of the best points of the town.

Watch the full video above.